Kanye West at Verizon Center: It was an experience unlike any other
It was a dream that felt deceptively coherent. The kind that makes perfect sense when it’s unraveling in your brain but abuses logic when you try to explain it in the morning.
Me, My Selfie, and I: Kanye West in the Age of Narcissism
You just can’t admit that you care about your image as much as you care about your image. Kanye West has no such pretense.
Here’s Kanye West’s Super-Sized “Rant” From Madison Square Garden
I’mma tell y’all right now, I will take that spot. I am Tupac of this clothing s***. And I’mma take that spot, and we gonna combine all the creators, the best creators on the planet, and we gonna lower the m********** prices, so everybody can get it. And we ain’t gonna steal from people’s ideas like H&M. And we ain’t gonna steal people’s ideas like Zara. We gon’ make our own s***. We gon’ combine the best creators on the planet, and we gon’ take them from Harvard, and we gon’ take them from St. Mark’s, and we gon’ take ’em from the street.
One of my favorite moments from this season. On a game where the Seahawks couldn’t get past midfield on any drive, where they had a record low of first downs (for a win), and where Earl Thomas was the only one who wasn’t asleep on defense (until, like, the final play), Golden Tate suddenly snatched this unbelievable catch (click photo to watch). Here is a comment on reddit that had some interesting thoughts on the aftermath:
I liked the taunt, and I love that Pete Carroll didnt do the giddy visually happy/laughing routine with him. He was happy he got the touchdown, but was disappointed in Tate for the penalty, and I truly believe Tate regrets it as well.
However, I loved seeing the emotion from SOMEONE on offense. I don’t know if it makes me a bad person for thinking “That is so awesome.” when Tate taunted him. And we’ll never know the full story if it was directed to be sent to Janoris Jenkins, if that guy was also bringing personal life into the game (Steve Smith said it wasn’t just Janoris Jenkins doing it) but at the same time, you can’t let that get you. But there wasn’t a part of me that was mad when it happened.
While some might view it as classless, I just hate that we expect all sports athletes to be these robots and be emotionless. I want to see people be themselves. I want to see the human side of the them in the most competitive environments.
Terrell Suggs after the Ravens Super Bowl win said “You can call us whatever you want, as long as you call us Champions after it” and that’s my mindset. Hopefully we get to that day :)
Here’s a good game recap by the Seattle Times, and another nice piece of commentary.
"Spencer Hall", located at Sewanee: The University of the South.
A curse upon the writer of this travel article. No, I’m not mad that he probably misused the term “Luddite,” and overused the clichéd “social media permeates our life” asides. It’s that I want to experience exactly what he experienced. Especially the part where it’s all on Ralph Lauren’s dime.
And maybe trade the fly-fishing for dogsledding. Or, heck, I’ll just do both. Whatever Ralph wants for the more in-depth version, written by yours truly
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I don’t do anything for the sake of controversy. I don’t do anything for the sake of publicity….I create like I’m three years old. Have you ever talked to a three-year-old? Have you ever seen three-year-olds painting? If a three-year-old learned to love Jesus and he also saw this movie with monsters in it, he might draw [that] in the same painting. And that’s the way I create. I don’t take some responsibility to what a backlash might be, I only take responsibility to the Lord.